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. hassan is representing himself. the team appointed to help him says he wants the death penalty. they cannot assist him with that goal. the judge will hold a hearing with hassan and the lawyers. >>> a drone strike killed six al qaeda militants. this is the sixth in two weeks. that, as officials say they stopped an al qaeda plot aimed at gas. officials tell cnn it does not appear this was connected to the threat that led to a travel warning. >>> 19 diplomatic posts remain closed this morning after an al qaeda threat was intercepted, leaving intelligence officials on edge. consulates are expected to remain shut through saturday as the state department exercises an abundance of caution. >> connected to this, cargo coming into this country on planes from europe, the middle east and africa is being screened twice. a trade group tells cnn they told airlines to look over every piece of cargo multiple times to nothing is left unscreened. this is over an al qaeda strike. >>> there are big problems at the crippled fukushima plant in japan. they are admitting 300 tons of highly radioactive
even began. a standby attorney for na tall hassan told the judge he believes the defendant is trying to work toward the death penalty. hassan disagreed with the notion objecting to his own lawyer in court. >>> a jackie robinson statue in new york was vandalized with a racial slur and a swastika on wednesday. workers began to remove the vandalism as police scan surveillance cameras for a lead. >>> and it wasn't viral marketing for shark week. actually no one knows how a dead four-foot long sand shark got aboard the n train in new york. perhaps the syfy channel had an idea for a sharknado spin-off? >>> we turn to cnbc's bertha coombs for your first look at business. >> toyota is recalling 342,000 tacoma pickup trucks to fix a seat belt issue. it affects models made between 2004 and 2011. no injuries have been reported. the salsburger family says "the new york times" is not for sale. that declaration comes after the graham family decided to sell t"the washington post" to amazo founder jeff bezos. >>> the social networking company is testing a trending topics feature with a small group o
of ft. hood shooter nadal hassan continued yesterday as he was allowed to continue representing himself. there were so many bodies that she could. tell who was dead and who was alive. >>> two college friends of boston marathon bombing suspect tsarnaez. two men are being accused of trying to dispose of evidence from tsarnaev's dorm room. >>> a man is under arrest after posting a picture of his wife's dead body on facebook along with a confession. quote, i'm going to prison for killing my wife. >>> and here's a reminder not to drink and drive as we head into the weekend. police pulled over a suspected drunk driver in ohio who instead of walking a straight line decided to start dancing. and the guy's blood alcohol content was three times over the legal limit. >>> turning now to health news. they must have put something in europe's water. look at this baby. she's the biggest baby ever born and without an epidural. that baby beats germany's biggest baby born last month. her mother says she did expect her baby to be big, but not that big. >>> the futures are lower, but stocks managed to snap
fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wants to be the next to die. they want off the case because they say hassan himself wants to be executed. ed lavandera covering the court-martial in texas for us. ed, what is the very latest on this? >> good morning. we are waiting for court procedure proceedings to bedwgin this morning. this is after everything was dramatically shut down in the courtroom yesterday after the three attorneys that are essentially standing by major hassan's side, he is acting as his own attorney, but the military has invited three attorneys that help him guide through any legal procedural issues. they are not actually speaking in the courtroom because hasan has been doing it. those three attorneys started voicing concerns. hasan is trying to help the prosecution to ensure that he gets the death penalty and those attorneys don't feel like they can stand by and watch that happen. as soon as the attorney said that the judge shut everything down and put in
it was quote the worst he had seen. major nadal hassan accused of offing fire and killing 13 people and injuring several others pmp. others. >> reporter: the fbi made a 7-minute video, walking through the crime scene. it was not long after the crime happened. a large flat screen television hangs on the wall inside the courtroom and yesterday it was turned off when that video was shown to protect the family members sitting in the courtroom. only smaller screens on the journal's bench and the monitor on hassan's defense table. 146 total shell casings were recovered. six magazines. 270 bullet holes, according to the fbi processing team. today's focus is going to be on autopsies. six forensic pathologists ready to take the stand. they will be going through the injuries and the evidence recovered from the 13 people who died in this attack. they were flown to dover tear force base where the military mortuary services are. dover is the spot where any troop that is killed in the line of duty on the battle feed at home, it will be a tough day in that courtroom. again all of the autopsy photo
] now where's the snooze button? >>> 13 minutes past the hour. the trial of army major hassan is back on. a judge ruling the ft. hood suspect can continue representing himself while ordering his legal team to stay on as advisers as well. the attorneys caused a delay asking the judge to remove them from the case. they believe the defendant is trying to secure a death sentence. >>> two friends of tsarnaev stand accused of making off with a laptop and backpack from the room after he told them to take what is there. they face charges and could spend up to 25 years in prison if convicted. >>> a man who plotted to blow up the federal reserve building in new york with a 9,000 pound bomb. the 24-year-old blames his radicalization on a childhood stammering problem and a cheating girlfriend. he claims to now love america insisting he rejected radical islam. >>> to texas and a shooting spree in dallas that left four dead. the funman was a 44-year-old special education teacher and former member of a hip hop dance troop that performs at dallas mavericks games. the women he killed were his e stranged
chosen to represent himself but was given a team of attorneys for counsel. hassan admits he was the shooter in the attack that left 13 of his fellow shoulders dead f. convicted, he would face the death penalty. >>> a new round shows that front end cars don't do well in collisions. only one model received the top ranking of "good" from the insurance institute of highway safety. >> reporter: the honda civic earned the top safety rating in a new kind of crash test. for the first time, they conducted what it calls small, overlap crash tests. to see how the front corner of small cars holds up during a collision. that area isn't always designed to absorb a crash's impact. david zuby of the insurance institute for highway safety says this type of collision causes 25% of serious injuries in frontal crashes. >> we still end up killing close to 9,000 people every year in frontal crashes. so this is one of the remaining problems. >> reporter: the dodge dart. ford focus, hyundai elant ra, and 2014 sion tc all receive acceptable ratings. but some popular models did not do well in the saf
the man that shot me, major hassan will be the man cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> reporter: hassan, who was also shot, is in a wheelchair and now wears a beard citing his muslim believes. he has not denied being the gunman and asked to plead guilty, but that was prohibited under military law because prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. he will be allowed to testify on his own behalf, but the judge denied his request to argue that he shot at u.s. soldiers to prevent taliban fighters from being killed in afghanistan. >> i believe that the judge made it quite clear that if he starts to grand stand in any way and steps away from the rules of court, his ability to represent himself will be revoked, and his defense counsel will step in and represent him. >> reporter: many of the shooting survivors are expected to testify and are petitioning the u.s. government to classify the incident as an act of terror so they can get combat-related benefits. many are angry that hassan is still being paid his military salary, totaling about $300,000 since his arrest. the judg
-on-soldier attack in u.s. history and he could face the death penalty if convicted. hassan has chosen to represent himself. cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence joining me now. chris, this is -- i mean, this is almost unbelievable, shocking some people would say. and you can just imagine sort of being in the shoes of these victims and being questioned by the person that you were shot by or allegedly shot by. >> that's right, brianna. they believe this is the man who tried to kill them and yet they are going to be subjected to his questions if he, indeed, tries to cross-examine them. because of that, no one really knows what to expect when this hearing gets started in less than an hour, but just because you have the right to defend yourself, it doesn't give you free reign in the court to do whatever you want. there's going to be a lot of pressure on this military judge to make sure that hasan does not go so far as to harass some of these witnesses. when this army major goes on trial today for allegedly murdering 13 fellow soldiers and civilians, he may not put on much of a defense. major nidal
. >>> the mass murder trial of army major nidal hassan is scheduled to resume at ft. hood, texas, it was delayed a day after he's trying to seek the death penalty. mark potter is in killeen, texas, with the latest. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. this boils down to a big disagreement for tactics between the defendant, major hasan and the army defense team assigned to help him. although major nidal hasan is acting as his own attorney, he has a stand by team of military lawyers. they're trained in defending death penalty cases. on wednesday, a member of the team believes hasan is trying to get the death penalty and they should not be required to take part. the attorney said, working in concert with the prosecution to achieve the death sentence is something we cannot do. >> they say their role as defending their client and they believe that their client is going down the wrong path. the one that inevitably leads to a death sentence. >> hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. the rampage shooting at ft. hood nearly four years
internet searches from major nadal hassan in court. >> outside i believe with our friends from bass pro shops. >> yeah, but also a great audience. anybody who makes a sign, you are at least going to get some love. fox and friends, we come from virginia, home of mr. and larry sabato. very nice looking at the weather maps guys, beautiful picture sent in from benton harbor over lake michigan. looks like a spectacular shot. might see a little bit of fog. that is going to expire around 10:00. keep sending your pictures on twitter or on my face book page. that is tropical depression dorian. maybe a few light showers in the area today. but in the most part that named storm will be moving away from land. areas of montana the dakotas down to colorado looking for a threat. mostly hail and damaging winds. not looking for significant tornados. hot again across texas dallas 102. see that little green up around the great lakes, spectacular weekend. >> not to make light of a public health disaster. the story about people getting sick on salads, salads aren't safe. >> steak isn't making anyone ill. the
maggio. after a series of delays, court marshal ofny dal hassan beginning today. he's expected to cross examine some of the very people he's accused of shooting. 13 people were killed. >>> the man suspected of driving a car into a crowd on the boardwalk in venice beach, california, expected to appear in court for the first time today. nathan campbell was charged with murder after turning himself in. the terrifying incident killed a 32 year old on her honeymoon and married just three days when the car struck her. one person was critically hurt, two others have serious injuries. >>> president obama's better bargain for the middle class road tour stops in phoenix today. he'll talk about home ownership in a city decimated by the housing crisis. he'll lay out plans to keep the housing recovery going before heading to burbank for an appearance on "the tonight show." >>> let's talk cookie monster, folks, isn't exactly known for self control when it comes to cookies, but this muppet is changing his ways. he's put out a new parody of the pop summer hit "i love it" to make his point. this cookie monster
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